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“WEC 47: Bowles Vs. Cruz” Recap

WEC 47 took place inside the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday night.

Dominick Cruz upset bantamweight champion Brian Bowles in his first title defense as the American Top Team trained fighter couldn’t continue after the second round due to a broken right hand.

Speaking of underdogs, Joseph Benevidez was the night’s biggest ‘dog to come in at +270 with his dominating win over former 135-pound king Miguel Torres.

Here are are the quick results on a single page for your viewing pleasure:


Ricardo Lamas Defeated Bendy Casimir via KO (Knee) at 3:43 in the first round
Fredson Paixao Defeated Courtney Buck via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 2:39 in the first round
Leonard Garcia and George Roop fight to a Split Draw (29-27, 29-27, 28-28)
Anthony Pettis Defeated Danny Castillo via KO (Head Kick) at 2:17 in the first round
Chad Mendes Defeated Erik Koch via Unanimous Decision (30-27 All Three Judges)
Scott Jorgensen Defeated Chad George via Submission (Standing Guillotine Choke) at :31 in the first round


Bart Palaszewski Defeated Karen Darabedyan via Submission (Armbar) at 4:40 in the first round
L.C. Davis Defeated. Deividas Taurosevicius Majority Decision (29-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Javier Vazquez Defeated Jens Pulver via Submission (Armbar) at 3:41 in the first round
Joseph Benavidez Defeated Miguel Torres via Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 2:57 in the second round
Dominick Cruz Defeated Brian Bowles via TKO (Doctor Stoppage – Broken Right Hand) in the second round (Cruz becomes new WEC Bantamweight Champion)